Friends & Neighbors Update
As The Watchdog sez: This is the country they want to merge us with…
The war between Mexico’s drug cartels and the state intensified this week, with a death toll of nine police officers and others this week.An open border with a narco-state? What could possibly go wrong?
Prosecutors, lawyers and investigators have been targeted in the violence, and in a new twist, corpses are being delivered to the state’s attorney offices with warning notes gruesomely attached.
Since year’s begin, 515 people have died - on Wednesday alone, it was seven.
In his four months in office, Calderon has sent some 30,000 members of the country’s security forces to the areas most affected by the drug trade, and his government has extradited four drug barons to the US, including Gulf Cartel boss Osiel Cardenas Guillen.
Mexican drug bosses and their organizations are incredibly rich and powerful, and they have infiltrated the state’s security apparatus.
A hint at such complicity came from another voice in the region, Guatemala’s Interior Minsiter Carlos Vielmann.
He recently said in an interview with Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that 250 of the 1,000 police officers that were believed to be “clean” had ended up in jail for suspected murder, blackmail, kidnapping and drug dealing.
The drug lords have nearly unlimited power in the provinces of Mexico. In a northern Mexican state, two police reporters were invited to the state’s attorney’s office in the middle of the night. They were received not by the official, but by the local drug boss.
The reporters were told that the capos knew who they were, who their families were, and where their children went to school. Since then, no more reports have appeared in the local newspaper on the drug cartels and their crimes.
The governor of Nuevo Leon, Luis Carlos Trevi?o Berchelmann, also in northern Mexico, says he recently received several “messages” from the cartels. Two were addressed to the local prosecutor Rogelio Cerda.
The first one came with the corpse of a murder victim, pinned fast with an ice pick driven deep into the breast. The eyes of the dead man were shut with grey tape.
“Prosecutor, don’t turn yourself into an idiot,” the message read. “We will continue until all your children are dead. This is just the beginning.
H/T immigration watchdog
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